NEW YORK — Goodbye iPhones and Facebook feed. Hello power plants and bleach.Since stocks began tumbling two months ago, investors haven’t abandoned the market. At least, not all of it. In recent weeks, as they’ve pulled money out of funds that invest in go-go technology companies, they’ve also been buying utilities, companies that make everyday necessities for consumers and other stocks that tend to have smaller swings in price than the rest of the market.It’s part of a big shift in investor behaviour as fears about rising interest rates, a global trade war and slowing economic growth around the world have roiled markets. The S&P 500 plunged a combined 3.4 per cent Monday and Tuesday, with technology stocks again suffering particularly sharp losses, and the index has lost 9.6 per cent since setting its record on Sept. 20.Technology stocks’ fall marks a big turnaround from earlier this year, and from much of the bull market that began nearly a decade ago. After leading the market higher on the backs of their strong profit growth, Facebook and other big-name tech companies have recently stumbled on concerns that increased government regulation will dent their profits, on top of all the other concerns dragging on the rest of the market.Apple has slumped particularly hard on fears that its newest crop of iPhones isn’t as popular as expected after phone-part suppliers gave discouraging forecasts. Apple has plunged 19.7 per cent since the S&P 500 set its record two months ago, nearly double the loss of the index. Amazon, the third-most valuable U.S. company after Apple and Microsoft, has fallen 21.3 per cent over the same time, during which it gave a forecast for revenue growth this holiday season that fell short of Wall Street’s high expectations.After their years of eye-popping returns, those stocks had become some of the most popular to own among hedge funds, mutual funds and other investors. But just as they bought the stocks together on the way up, investors are now heading for the exits en masse as well.“There’s no doubt that tech companies are widely owned, people have made a lot of money on them and we’re finally seeing for the first time where the rotation is having some legs,” said Nate Thooft, senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management. “They’re selling the winners and redeploying the money somewhere else.”For now, at least, that somewhere else has been areas of the stock market seen as holding steadier during economic downturns. Last week, for example, investors plowed $1.47 billion into exchange-traded funds that focus on utility stocks. The thinking is that utilities’ customers will continue to turn on their lights and buy power regardless of how many tariffs get placed on Chinese goods.Utility stocks have not only held up better than the rest of the market in recent weeks, they’ve been among the few areas to thrive. Shares of Duke Energy and Xcel Energy have both climbed more than 7 per cent since the S&P 500 began its downturn after Sept. 20.Besides utilities, investors have also been putting money into real-estate stocks and companies that make everyday items for consumers, such as Church & Dwight. The maker of Arm & Hammer baking soda and Oxiclean stain fighters has climbed nearly 10 per cent over the last two months. Clorox, which last month reported stronger profit than analysts expected, is up 5.1 per cent.All these companies are common fodder for “low-volatility” ETFs that have surged in popularity in recent weeks as investors seek out stocks that have historically had smaller price swings than the rest of the market. Last week, $1.3 billion went into “low-volatility” ETFs.At the same time, nearly $500 million left technology stock ETFs. It’s a huge about-face in interest. As recently as two months ago, these ETFs had attracted $8 billion in net investment for 2018. But subsequent waves of selling mean they’re now down to $525.9 million in net investment for the year, according to Jefferies.“These things had outperformed the S&P by a mile over the last three years,” said Mark Hackett, chief of investment research at Nationwide Investment Management. But that’s changed now. “On good days they’re not the leaders, and on bad days they’re the laggards.”Stan Choe And Marley Jay, The Associated Press
Charlene having a swinging time in her group’s outfit. Photo Brian McDaidCharlene Rodriguezis from Lifford, Co. Donegal is a student at the Royal and Prior in Raphoe and she just loves talking fashion and….thrash!She is pictured in a dress her school completed for the Trash ‘n’ Fashion competition.The name of my group’s outfit is called “Minimal” as they wanted to create an outfit with a monochrome colour scheme and geometrical design. Charlene and her team mates Mitchell Goudie, Odhran Shiels say they were fascinated by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and used this as inspiration for the dress.The bottom half of the outfit was created by folding used paper (from worksheets to exam paper) into diamond structures and sewing them together.The top half was created using both recycled cardboard and paper in 3d triangular structures.“I really enjoyed my experience with Trash “n” Fashion as it helped build up my confidence in public performance and seeing what beautiful creations can be made from something that would be seen as garbage,” said Charlene. This years Trash ‘N’ Fashion show take place on the 19th of May in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.RAPHOE STUDENT IS GETTING READY TO THRASH THE FASHION was last modified: May 9th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLiffordRaphoeTrash N Fashion
I focus on the transportation construction project of Xunhua province to the longwuxia gorge section of highway is the national highway 310 line (Lianyungang Republic) and an important part of our province highway network planning in Linxia to the Republic of the highway, will be built in Gansu and Qinghai to strengthen communication links, further development and utilization along an important channel of yellow economic zone. Project started construction in June, the current 8 tunnels across the board and the construction of a total of 25 bridges. As the line across the reservoir, which has become the province’s first use of water transport construction of the highway. It is understood that the 310 National Highway from Xunhua to longwuxia gorge section of highway, a total length of 40.38 kilometers, the investment budget of 4 billion 592 million yuan, is located in the territory of Xunhua province and Longhua County, the line across the steep terrain and fractured rock and seismic faults in the Gongboxia reservoir, is a typical plateau, reservoir, mountain, valley highway. In order to solve the construction of the reservoir area and the operation of the power of the latter part of the road, more than 1300 builders set up a 31 km long power line on the steep mountains. At the same time, 1 million 380 thousand tons of steel into the reservoir, cement, sand and stone, as well as all the tunnel slag, etc. through water transport. In order to solve the difficulties in the construction machinery, equipment, materials and personnel transportation in the reservoir area, the construction company has built 6 ships, and has built up a total of 5 terminals along the coast of the reservoir area. According to reports, since the start of the project, the construction units to overcome difficulties, to promote the progress of the project. Among them, Gongboxia reservoir 13.41 km road is a section of the road construction is the most dangerous and most difficult, this section of the road has 6 tunnels and 6 bridges, bridge and tunnel ratio as high as 93%. As of now, the construction project has been basically completed. This road is planned to be completed by the end of 2017, will play an important role in optimizing the regional road network structure, and promote economic and social development in ethnic minority areas along the line.
through the above cited snapshot of the webmaster friends to look Baidu, not for snapshots
there are many such examples, some famous website also appeared reluctant to update the snapshot, but on their website does not like what effect, in which the author not enumerate out.
from the above data the station for the coffee machine website snapshot time according to the present 2013-11-11, according to today, 35 days apart, but the site has not been right, its ranking did not decline the keyword "Shenzhen coffee machine" was ranked the first list as shown in figure
for the Baidu snapshot problem is many webmaster always see more important, many owners will be one of the standard used to judge whether a site is down right, but also all the webmaster in one of the standard judgment Links exchange. In fact, in my opinion only using Baidu snapshot to judge a site quality level is really a bit too one-sided, especially the use of periodic snapshot update this statement to determine whether a site is down right. Of course, if the snapshot of a site update cycle is relatively fast to be better for the update slow station, indicating that the site updated the content of high quality, the update cycle is faster, Baidu spiders index cycle faster, like this kind of website is very healthy. But for the snapshot update cycle slow sites cannot be absolute judgment of this station is not good or judge this kind of website is down right, I remember in the last year have seen several articles is to say, if Baidu snapshot for more than a week did not update the words that have the website this kind of argument is right down the suspect at the time, I was for a snapshot is for gospel truth, againer, found that as long as the website snapshot for a week without an update, will be very worried, worried about website was drop right and so on. But for now I view a website snapshot update slow, don’t panic, to look at whether the snapshot update problem with a common heart, to update the original content and high quality of the chain site there will be a new look. For many webmaster think snapshot there is a period of time without fear or doubt the update site is down right problem, the author thinks that it is a little cross. The author lists the following case in point:
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as shown above the site is a P2P site, from the above data in the sea the weight is 3 PR for the 6 love Shanghai is expected to flow to 842 per day, but the snapshot time today is for "2013-11-21", "general conditions for the best time for the next snapshot snapshot, or up to two to three more days" according to some webmaster worry snapshot time, according to the station today has 25 days apart, the snapshot is not updated, as such this station is down right now, obviously it is not. From the above data it seems that the station is a very good site, the snapshot did not affect the station. Again the snapshot time optimization on the coffee machine site is as follows: